Chromebook demand more than doubled in 2020 due to the pandemic

  • January 31, 2021
It’s no secret that Chromebook demand surged in 2020 as people were forced to work and learn from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s now clear just how much demand there really was. According to 9to5Google, Canalys estimated that Chromebook…

Watch the ASUS CES 2021 keynote in 8 minutes

  • January 13, 2021
While ASUS ROG’s CES presentation was all about PC gaming, its parent company’s keynote was a bit broader in scope. As you might expect, ASUS showed off a number of laptops, including the rugged Chromebook CX9 and the updated dual-screen ZenBook Duo…

Google brings tab search to Chromebooks with Chrome OS 87

  • December 4, 2020
Google is rolling out Chrome OS 87, which includes the recently revealed tab search feature. You can access that from the circular button in the top-right corner or by pressing Ctrl-Shift-A, as 9to5 Google notes. It’s a useful function that will help…

The original Pixelbook is out of stock on the Google Store (updated)

  • September 20, 2020
You might be out of luck if you prefer the original, premium Pixelbook over its lower-cost Pixelbook Go counterpart. The 9to5Google team has discovered that the Google Store lists the Pixelbook as “out of stock” in the US, and “no longer available” i…

Schools might not have enough laptops for students this fall

  • August 16, 2020
It’s no secret that laptops have been hot commodities for students during the pandemic, but that might just lead to a crisis as school resumes. Axios has found evidence of acute laptop shortages going into the back-to-school season, particularly for…

Chromebook users get three free months of Stadia Pro

  • August 2, 2020
Google is giving you an extra incentive to buy a Chromebook: a whole lot of cloud gaming that could make your laptop shine. The tech giant has introduced a perk that gives Chromebook owners a free three-month trial of Stadia Pro. You’ll need a system…

‘Doom’ and ‘Doom II’ are free for some Chromebook owners

  • June 4, 2020
Chromebook ownership has its perks, which includes offers on a rotating selection of apps and games. Now, Doom and Doom II are available for free on Chromebooks for a limited time. The offer isn’t available to every Chromebook user, so check the perk…